Gov. Hogan Unanimously Nominated Co-Chair of ARC

Governor Larry Hogan was unanimously nominated as states co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). 

Earlier this week Governor Larry Hogan was unanimously nominated as co-chair of ARC. This January Hogan will succeed Virginia Governor Ralph North; and will be serving with federal co-chair Gayle Manchin.

“‘At this regional summit, we have had productive discussions about the successes and the great potential of Appalachia to drive more economic growth and upward mobility,’ said Governor Hogan. ‘The commission is a unique partnership of states committed to capitalizing on the unique resources and strengths of the region. It will be my honor on behalf of all Marylanders to serve as co-chair of the commission.'” (Press Release)

“The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.” (Appalachian Regional Commission)

According to the press release,

The 13 states that make up the ARC include:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Read more about Governor Hogan’s appointment. 

Read more about the Appalachian Regional Commission.